Indulge in Sweet Bliss with Cap’n Crunch Bars

You’re in for a real treat with this Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheese Cake Bars recipe. If you have a sweet tooth and love fruity, creamy desserts, then this recipe is perfect for you. The combination of cheesecake, all berries cereal, and brown sugar creates a flavor and texture experience that is sure to satisfy your cravings.

As an experienced baker, I can assure you that this recipe is not only delicious but also easy to make. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert in the kitchen, you’ll find these bars simple to prepare. With just a few ingredients and some basic utensils, you can whip up a batch of these tasty treats in no time.

But what sets this recipe apart is its versatility. These Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheese Cake Bars are perfect for any occasion – from birthday parties to family gatherings or even as a midday snack. You can make them ahead of time and store them in the fridge for those moments when you need something sweet and satisfying.

So give it a try! Trust me; once you’ve tasted these bars, you’ll be hooked. They’re so good; they might even become your go-to dessert recipe for every occasion.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Cap'n Crunch Berries Cheese Cake Bars
Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheese Cake Bars

Folks, listen up. I have a recipe for you that will take your taste buds on a wild ride. If you’re like me, you love the taste and crunch of Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal. And who doesn’t love the smooth, creamy texture of cheesecake? Well, why not combine both of these delights into one mouth-watering dessert?

That’s right – I’m talking about Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheesecake Bars. These bars are not only a visual treat with its colorful confetti-like appearance and cloud-like fluffy texture, they’re also easy to make and absolutely scrumptious.

Just imagine taking a bite of creamy cheesecake filling that melts in your mouth, followed by the sweet and crunchy Cap’n Crunch Berries crust with a hint of vanilla extract and lemon juice – it’s like a party in your mouth! And let’s not forget about the subtle notes of cotton candy from the Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal milk that infuses these bars with rich flavor.

You won’t be able to stop at just one bite – trust me on this. The best part is that this recipe is versatile and perfect for any occasion. Need a birthday cake concept but don’t want to spend hours baking? Whip up a batch of these delicious Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheesecake Bars in no time.

So stop what you’re doing right now and go get the ingredients – cream cheese, butter, sugar, vanilla extract, lemon juice, Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal, and more. With these simple ingredients and easy directions, you’ll be able to make sinfully delicious snack bars that will have your friends and family begging for the recipe. Don’t wait any longer to try out these sweet treats because once you do, there’s no going back.

Ingredient List

 These bars are so good, they make my mouth water even in photos!
These bars are so good, they make my mouth water even in photos!

Ingredients you will need:

  • Butter (melted)
  • Cap’n Crunch Berries Cereal
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Cream Cheese (softened)
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Lemon Juice

This recipe requires basic ingredients with a bit of a twist. The star ingredient of this recipe is the famous Cap’n Crunch Berries Cereal, which gives the cheesecake bars an outstanding crunchiness and a fruity taste that makes them irresistible. To make the crust, you will need melted butter, Cap’n Crunch Berries Cereal, granulated sugar, and all-purpose flour. For the cheesecake filling, you will need cream cheese, egg, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and brown sugar. These cheesy treats are easy to prepare, and you can get creative by adding your favorite toppings such as peanut butter or cotton candy for an extra layer of sweetness.

The Recipe How-To

 Can't decide between cheesecake and cereal? This recipe has got you covered.
Can’t decide between cheesecake and cereal? This recipe has got you covered.

Steps to Make Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheesecake Bars

Step 1: Preheat oven and prepare the crust

Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). To make the crust, crush 2 cups of Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal into fine crumbs. Mix with 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup melted unsalted butter or margarine until well combined. Press the mixture into a 9×13 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper.

Step 2: Bake the crust and make the filling

Bake the crust for 10 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl, beat 24 oz of softened cream cheese with an electric mixer until creamy. Add 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, and 1 tablespoon lemon juice, mix until well blended. Add in 4 eggs, one at a time, beating on low speed after each addition.

Step 3: Add cereal milk and bake

Fold in 2 cups of Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal into the batter. Pour the batter over the baked crust and bake for about 45 minutes or until set. Cool to room temperature then chill in the refrigerator for at least two hours before slicing and serving.

Step 4: Try different variations

If you want something different, you can add peanut butter drizzle on top or mix triple berries for a fruity twist. You can also use cotton candy Cap’n Crunch cereal for a playful taste.

This recipe may take some time to prepare but trust me it’s worth it! Go ahead and give it a try!

Substitutions and Variations

 The crunch of the Cap'n Crunch Berries cereal adds a delightful texture to these bars.
The crunch of the Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal adds a delightful texture to these bars.

If you’re feeling adventurous, there are plenty of ways to mix up this Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheese Cake Bars recipe.

Firstly, you can try changing the cereal base. Instead of using Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal, try using all-berries cereal for a fruity twist. If you want to go for a more classic taste, use regular Cap’n Crunch cereal instead.

For a crunchier texture, you can also substitute the crust with rice crispy treats made with Cap’n Crunch cereal. And if you’re feeling extra indulgent, mix in melted peanut butter into the crust for added richness.

If you want to experiment with flavors, try adding in some cotton candy or adding different fruit toppings on the bars, such as diced strawberries or blueberries. You can also add a triple berry swirl to the cheesecake by swirling in mashed raspberries, blackberries and blueberries into the cream cheese mixture.

For those looking for a healthier option, substitute half of the cream cheese with Greek yogurt and use honey instead of sugar to sweeten the mixture. You can also try making mini-cheesecake bites by pressing the mixture into a muffin tin and baking them individually.

No matter what substitutions or variations you choose, these Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheese Cake Bars are sure to be a hit as a delicious dessert or snack bar for any occasion.

Serving and Pairing

 These cheesecake bars are the ultimate treat for any occasion!
These cheesecake bars are the ultimate treat for any occasion!

One of the best things about these Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheesecake Bars is how versatile they are when it comes to serving and pairing. From a midday snack to a decadent dessert, these bars are sure to please.

For a simple snack, I like to cut them into bite-sized pieces and pair them with a tall glass of milk or tea. The creamy texture of the cheesecake filling goes perfectly with the crunch of the cereal crust.

When it comes to serving as dessert, there are many options to consider. For a fun twist, serve them with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and fresh berries on top. This adds an extra layer of fruity goodness and creates a vibrant presentation that’s sure to impress your guests.

You can also pair these bars as an after-dinner treat with some coffee or cocoa, allowing for a sweet finish to your meal. The combination of hot cocoa and Crunch Berry Cheesecake Bars is particularly delightful on a cold winter evening.

Finally, if you’re feeling adventurous, try combining these bars with other desserts or creating your own unique parfaits using fruits like strawberries or raspberries.

The pairing possibilities for these Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheesecake Bars are endless. With a little creativity, you can make almost anything work!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 A slice of heaven in every bite!
A slice of heaven in every bite!

If you’re planning ahead or making this Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheese Cake Bars recipe for a party, it’s always a good idea to know how to store and reheat your dessert bars. These bars can be made ahead of time and stored in the fridge for up to three days.

When storing, make sure that your bars have cooled down completely before you wrap them with plastic wrap. This helps prevent condensation from forming on the surface of the bars. To reheat, simply take out the bars from the refrigerator, unwrap them from the plastic wrap, and allow them to come to room temperature.

If you want to enjoy these yummy bars multiple times, you’re in luck! These Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheese Cake Bars also freeze really well. Once they have cooled down completely, cut the bars into squares and place them in an airtight container with parchment paper separating each layer. They can remain in the freezer for up to 1 month.

To thaw frozen bars, remove them from the freezer and let them sit at room temperature for about an hour. Alternatively, you can place them in the refrigerator overnight. After thawing, you can either eat as is or reheat in a preheated oven at 350°F for about 5-7 minutes.

These bars are perfect as an afternoon snack or as part of your elegant dessert spread. Just like how good things come in small packages, these Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheese Cake Bars are small yet jam-packed with all the flavors and textures that will make your taste buds go wild.

Tips for Perfect Results

 With a creamy cheesecake filling and a crunchy cereal crust, these bars are a match made in dessert heaven.
With a creamy cheesecake filling and a crunchy cereal crust, these bars are a match made in dessert heaven.

I have gathered some tips that could come in handy when making this Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheesecake Bars recipe. Following these tips can lead to successful and cohesive bars that will surely be the talk of any gathering.

Firstly, ensure all your ingredients are at room temperature before beginning the mix. Room temperature cream cheese will blend much better and make for more uniform bars.

Secondly, when prepping your pan, ensure you use parchment paper or grease the pan generously with butter or vegetable oil. This will prevent sticking and make it easier to remove the bars from the pan.

The recipe calls for melted butter or margarine for the base of the bars. It’s essential to ensure that these are melted fully but not too hot, as this can affect how soft the base turns out.

When baking, consider placing a layer of foil or parchment paper on top of the bars halfway through baking to prevent over-browning of the crunchy cereal topping.

Chilling cheesecake bars overnight or for a few hours once they’ve cooled is crucial for the bars to set perfectly. Keep them in an airtight container in the fridge till you’re ready to serve and garnish with more Crunch berries cereal if desired.

Lastly, feel free to improvise or substitute any of your favorite treats into this recipe. Peanut butter, cotton candy, triple berry mix, all sorts of cereals – your imagination is your limit!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheese Cake Bars are not only a mouth-watering treat but also an exciting way to switch up your dessert game. With a perfect balance of sweet and creamy, the combination of crunchy Cap’n Crunch Berries cereal with soft and gooey cheesecake is a match made in heaven.

I highly recommend trying this recipe out, especially if you’re searching for something fun and easy to make with the family. These bars also make for a great gift or party snack.

Remember to follow the tips, substitutions, and variation suggestions given in this article to get perfect results. Make it ahead on stuck in between your busy schedule, store it properly or reheat it for enjoyment anytime.

Overall, these Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheese Cake Bars will be hit at any party or gathering. You’ll find yourself coming back for more every time! So go ahead and give this recipe a try – you won’t regret it!

Cap'n Crunch Berries Cheese Cake Bars

Cap’n Crunch Berries Cheese Cake Bars Recipe

This is a great cheese cake bar with an interesting berry twist in the crust.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: < 60 Mins, Bars, Cheesecake, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, For Large Groups, Kid-Friendly, Oven, Refrigerator
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 2inch bars
Calories: 141.1kcal



  • 2 1/2 cups Cap'n Crunch Crunch Berries cereal, crushed
  • 1/3 cup butter or 1/3 cup margarine, melted
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine crust ingredients.
  • Reserve 2/3 cup of the mixture for topping.
  • Press the remaining in a sprayed 8-inch square baking pan and bake in oven for 7-9 minutes.
  • In a separate bowl, beat all of the filling ingredients until smooth.
  • Pour filling mixture into crust and sprinkle with reserved crust mixture.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool about 1 hour, cut into squares.
  • Store in refrigerator.

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Serving: 39g | Calories: 141.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.9g | Protein: 1.8g | Fat: 9.5g | Saturated Fat: 5.8g | Cholesterol: 39.2mg | Sodium: 114.2mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 10.1g

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